Team Intermarché-Circus-Wanty reinforces its group of climbers with the arrival of Kevin Colleoni (23 years old) for the next two seasons. One of the most talented Italian climbers of his generation joins the structure of Jean-François Bourlart after three seasons in the World Tour with Team Jayco-AlUla.
At the age of 18 he started racing at Continental level with team Biesse under the sportive direction of Marco Milesi, who also contributed to the development of Lorenzo Rota and Simone Petilli. He made a breakthrough in 2020 in the U23 category, with for example a third place in the Giro Next Gen in the role of main competitor of Tom Pidcock for the overall victory and in all uphill finishes.
Colleoni, who was born in Ponte San Pietro in Lombardia, stepped up to the World Tour at the age of 21. In 2021, the neopro played a precious role in the success of his leaders Simon Yates and Damien Howson, winners of the Tour of the Alps and the Tour of Hungary respectively. At the same time he also achieved personal results: ninth in the Tour of Hungary, eleventh in the Settimana Coppi e Bartali and eleventh in the Tour of Turkey.
In 2022, this time in the leader role, he was one of the main competitors of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in the one week stage races. With his fourth place on top of Jabal Al Akhdar, the queen stage won by Jan Hirt, he finished seventh in the Tour of Oman. In August he achieved his first podium as a professional rider with his third place in the final classification of the Sazka Tour, which was won by Lorenzo Rota.
Colleoni is a member of a cycling family. He is the son of multiple Italian champion and 1996 Olympic Games silver medallist Imelda Chiappa. He becomes the sixth Italian rider of the Walloon structure with Lorenzo Rota, Simone Petilli, Italian U23 champion Francesco Busatto, Alessio Delle Vedove and Italian junior champion Simone Gualdi.